The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB hosted its annual Research Retreat on Thursday, October 27, at Regions Field. More than 350 attendees joined the day-long event.

Team Hope carries banner at the ninth annual Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer

The ninth annual Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer 5k and 1-mile fun run/walk returned on a beautiful Saturday morning, October 15, 2022, in Homewood. The event, sponsored by Blazer Bolt Inc., raises funds for brain cancer research and patient support services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama. This year’s run featured 40 teams and 600 registrants, 124 of whom participated virtually.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce its latest O’Neal Invests grant awards. O’Neal Invests funds UAB investigators initiating new cancer-related projects to do key preliminary work to enable competitive extramural applications.

Rajeev Samant, Ph.D., and Amr Elhamamsy

This summer, the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is exploring the role of the mentor-mentee relationship in cancer research training and education. For the third spotlight in this series, we’ll learn more about Amr Elhamamsy and his mentor, Rajeev Samant, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and a professor in the UAB Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Heersink School of Medicine.

Runhua Liu, M.D., Ph.D., and Chao Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

After completing his Ph.D. at UAB in 2020, Chao Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., remained at UAB to begin his training as a postdoctoral researcher, which included rotations in a variety of UAB research labs. It was on one of these rotations that he began working in the lab of O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Scientist Runhua Liu, M.D., Ph.D., who soon became Zhang’s mentor.

Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D., and Dominique Hinshaw

This summer, the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is exploring the role of the mentor-mentee relationship in cancer research training and education. For the first spotlight in this series, we’ll learn more about the research undertaken by Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D., and her mentee, Dominique Hinshaw.

Dr. Rodney Tucker

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB has named Rodney O. Tucker, M.D., MMM, its inaugural associate director for diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2002, Tucker has worked to develop a comprehensive clinical, educational and research program in palliative care at UAB, including the Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative & Supportive Care. He currently serves as the director of the UAB Center for Palliative & Supportive Care.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB recently created the O’Neal NextGen Scholar awards to provide a mechanism to support the training of future scientific leaders in cancer research. The O’Neal Cancer Center is pleased to announce the 2022 class of NextGen Scholars.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center recently awarded eight grants through O’Neal Invests, which funds UAB investigators initiating new cancer-related projects to do key preliminary work to enable competitive R01 applications.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB recently created the O’Neal NextGEN Scholar awards to provide a mechanism to support the training of future scientific leaders in cancer research. The O’Neal Cancer Center is pleased to announce the 2021 class of NextGEN awardees.